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The Street Casino: Survival in Violent Street Gangs Simon Harding

The Street Casino: Survival in Violent Street Gangs

Simon Harding

Published August 15th 2014
ISBN : 9781447317173
Hardcover
224 pages
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 About the Book 

Gang violence is a continual problem in urban neighborhoods around the world. But most of our understanding of the violence and its causes comes through the lens of policing and crime control, with little attention to the role played by theMoreGang violence is a continual problem in urban neighborhoods around the world. But most of our understanding of the violence and its causes comes through the lens of policing and crime control, with little attention to the role played by the structure, organization, and social makeup of a gang. The Street Casino offers new insight on that front, drawing on an extensive ethnographic study of gang members and community residents in South London. Simon Harding uses this new data to propose a new theoretical perspective on survival in violent street gangs, a constantly fluctuating life built on the accrual of “street capital.”